Francesco La Camera


Francesco La Camera is currently the Director General of the Department for Sustainable Development, Environmental Damage, European Union and International Affairs.

Additionally, he was Head of EU delegation at UN-FCCC COP 20 in Lima 2014, Head of the Italian Delegation at COP 21 in Paris 2015 and COP 22 in Marrakech. He is also in charge of the organization of the G7 Environment 2017, under Italian Presidency; SDGs and the preparation of the National Strategy for Sustainable Development; the national dialogue on sustainable finance with UN Environment.

Mr La Camera has represented Italy in many international experts groups and councils at EU, UN-ECE, UN-CSD, UN Environment, OECD. In the first part of his career, he was an economic analyst at the Ministry of Budget & Planning, and a member of the Italian Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) Commission.

Within UNECE - Economic Commission for Europe - he acted as head of delegation on the negotiations concerning the Aarhus Convention (1998-2007) and the Espoo Convention (1992-2002), the Convention on the Transboundary Effects of Industrial Accidents (Helsinki 1992), the Convention on (EIA) in a Transboundary Context (Espoo 1991).

From 2006 to 2008 he taught “Sustainable Development” at the Faculty of Economy of the University of Reggio Calabria, and from 2003 to 2010 he was professor of Environmental and Land Economics at the Faculty of Engineering of University of Roma 3.

He has written several reference books in Italy on economic and environmental assessment instruments (CBA, EIA, SEA, etc.), sustainable development, environmental and ecological economics.